better brakes

Jo Rhett jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Thu Sep 25 13:17:19 PDT 2008


Quite possible, I hardly checked it out to determine accuracy ;-)

Trust me that it wasn't just 135 or something.  That's within 10 miles  
per hour of what the SV does.  I was going faster by halfway down the  
straight than the SV does at the end of the straight.

On Sep 25, 2008, at 12:41 PM, vik anderson wrote:
> Yes, I race a 2005 GSXR1000 and I have never seen anything close to  
> 170 at
> Thill. My laps times are usually 1:58's. Sometimes faster, sometimes  
> slower.
>
> Methinks the bike you were riding was re-geared and the speedo,  
> which is
> notoriously inaccurate anyway, was reading higher due to the re- 
> gearing.
>
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Jo Rhett <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com 
> >wrote:
>
>> Huh?  Just to be clear, my mid-corner speed between 14 and 15 was  
>> ~90mph
>> and I was well past 150mph before the start/finish line.
>>
>> Remember, GSXR1000.  Not an SV.
>>
>>
>> On Sep 25, 2008, at 12:31 PM, Ernest Montague wrote:
>>
>>> adjusted for bench racing
>>>
>>> Actual 135
>>>
>>> On Sep 25, 2008, at 12:25 PM, vik anderson wrote:
>>>
>>> 170?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Jo Rhett <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> A long time ago there was a conversation about having better  
>>>> brakes, and
>>>>> I
>>>>> was told that I didn't know good because I had never felt it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Well the '03 750 front end had better stopping power, but only
>>>>> incrementally so and certainly wasn't an eye opener.
>>>>>
>>>>> Last week I rode a friend's 2006 GSXR1000 and *THAT* was some  
>>>>> better
>>>>> brakes.  I grabbed them lightly in the paddock and did a full on
>>>>> stoppie.  I
>>>>> was worried they might be too grabby on the track, but at speed  
>>>>> they
>>>>> were
>>>>> incremental and *sweet*.  170mph down Thunderhill's front  
>>>>> straight and I
>>>>> felt better entering turn 1 on the GSXR1000 than I ever did on  
>>>>> either
>>>>> sv650.
>>>>> My god those brakes were nice.
>>>>>
>>>>> The pads were Vesrah SRJL, which I have already acquired.   Is  
>>>>> there
>>>>> anything else about the '06 brakes I might want to find?  Can I  
>>>>> just
>>>>> swap
>>>>> these onto my '03 front end?  Pretty please?
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>>>>> #553 WERA / AFM
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Vik
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>> --
>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>> #553 WERA / AFM
>>
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>
>
> -- 
> Vik

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